Simon Kuznets Lecture Series

Nobel Laureate, Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets Lecture Series

1987: Angus Deaton, Princeton University, “Household Behavior in Developing Countries.”  Published as an Economic Growth Center working paper.

1988:  Amartya Sen, Harvard University, “Inequality Reexamined.” Published asInequality Reexamined, Harvard University Press, 1992.

1989:  Jeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard University, “Inequality and Modern Economic Growth: What Does History Tell Us?”  Published as Inequality, Poverty, and History, Basil Blackwell, 1990.

1990: Anne O. Krueger, Duke University, “Economic Policy Reform.”  Published asEconomic Policy Reform in Developing Countries, Blackwell Publishers, 1992.

1991:  Mark Rosenzweig, University of Pennsylvania, “Agricultural Risk and Economic Development.”

1992:  Robert W. Fogel, University of Chicago, “Egalitarianism: The Economic Revolution of the Twentieth Century.”

1993:  Michael Bruno, Hebrew University, “Short-Term Adjustment and Long-Run Growth: An Integrated View.

1994 (April):  Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, “The Role of the State in Economic Development.”

1994 (November):  Dale W. Jorgenson, Harvard University, “Investment and Economic Growth.”  Incorporated into Productivity, two volumes published by MIT Press, 1995.

1996:  Robert E. Lucas, Jr., University of Chicago, “Industrial Revolution: Past and Present.”

1997: Zvi Griliches, Harvard University, “The Discovery of the Residual.”

1998: Angus Maddison, University of Groningen, “Economic Growth Since 1500 A.D.: Problems of Measurement, Interpretation and Explanation.”

2000 (March):  Arnold C. Harberger, UCLA, “The Anatomy of Growth.”

2000 (October):  Stanley Fischer, International Monetary Fund, “The International Financial System: Crises and Reform.”

2001: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University, “The Industrial Revolution: The Continuing Paradox.”

2003: Philippe Aghion, Harvard University and University College, London, “Institutional Change and Economic Growth.”

2004: Abhijit Banerjee, MIT, “Inequality, Growth and Trade Policy.”

2005: Robert Townsend, University of Chicago, “The Thai Economy: Growth, Inequality, and the Evaluation of Financial Systems.”

2006: Timothy Besley, London School of Economics, “Political Economy in Development.”  (Individual lectures were “The Institutional Basis of Effective Government,” “Effective Government and Development,” and “Case Studies”).

2009: Oded Galor, Brown University, “Unified Growth Theory and Comparative Economic Development.”

2010:  Robert Allen, Oxford University, “Why Was the Industrial Revolution British?”

2011: Justin Yifu Lin, The World Bank, “New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development.”

2013: Daron Acemoglu, MIT, “Innovation, Reallocation, and Growth.”

2014: Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University, “Trade and Inequality.”

2015: Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University, “Educated Entrepreneurs.”

2016: James Robinson, University of Chicago, “Paths of State Building.”